Do you ever think of party food and safety? Of the three things you might consider when planning food for a party, it is the most important.
Party food must be something people can consume while having a casual conversation. The exception, of course, is a dinner party. Finger food is often the center of a party. Small items that can be held, or placed on a toothpick, work really well. The other main form of party food is desserts.
Not only what you serve, but how it is presented, is important. The food must be made to look attractive.
While it might seem to many that the above two ideas of great hors d’oeuvres and a pleasant presentation are enough, there is another consideration that is the most important. Food must be kept at the proper temperature. Hot food must remain hot, and cold food must remain cold. This is critical at a gathering where people can lose track of how long food has been out, so temperature control is essential.
And it is not just temperature that is required for safety. People must be able to properly handle the food. And they must know what is in the food.